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Jul 27, 2010 11:35pm PDT
for a master's degree. maryland police say he is also a killer, whose victims include two pairs of mothers and daughters. scott, they say, studied police forensics, to learn how to hide his crimes using bleach and arson to destroy evidence and the database from his job at ups to identify potential targets. pierre thomas has the story on a cerebral serial killer suspect. >> reporter: the horror began at this home on january 26th, 2009 as an intruder neutralized the alarm system and slipped in. karen lofton, a 45-year-old nurse, was fatally shot as she tried to hide in this corner. her 16-year-old daughter was repeatedly shot as she frantically dialed 911 from her bed. police were perplexed. the doors were locked. no signs of forced entry. neighbors were terrified. >> so when they catch them, i'll be afraid. >> reporter: two months later, the bodies of delores dewitt, 42, and her 20-year-old daughter ebony were found in a burning car less than a mile away from the loftons' home. another nurse and a daughter killed. >> i'll tell you that mrs. scott presented us with a very challenging ability
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Jul 16, 2010 11:00am PDT
was shaken by a minor earthquake. it was centered in maryland area. no injuries or serious damage was reported. this is the strongest quake to hit within 30 miles of washington, d.c. by mid-morning, more than 11,000 people reported feeling the quake. some from as far away as pennsylvania and west virginia. >> it woke me out of bed and jolted me. >> it shook the bed to the point i thought i was going top to the bottom. it shook me a couple of inches. >> meanwhile, at the white house president obama was asked if he felt anything, he said he didn't 3.6, well. >> mike is ahead with the forecast. it's a hot one. >> definitely inland. another triple digital jump to temperatures that could be oprah: the sole survivor of the nfl boating tragedy. >> i had to watch my best friend floating in the water. oprah: nickschuyler's heart-wrenching, first-hand for constipation relief... nothing works better than miralax. it's the one. the one recommended by more doctors. only miralax is clinically proven to relieve constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax is the only one. restore your body's
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Jul 27, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. maryland authorities say he is also a stone cold killer. >> today a prince george's county grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against jason scott. >> reporter: scott was charged with murdering delores dewitt, a nurse, and her 20-year-old daughter ebony in march of 2009. >> she was a beautiful person, had a beautiful spirit. >> reporter: their charred bodies were found in a stolen car that had been set on fire. just months earlier, less than a mile away from the dewitt murders, police believe scott disarmed the security system at this home and then shot another nurse, karen lofton, as she hid in a corner. her 16-year-old daughter was repeatedly shot as she tried to dial 911. authorities believe scott, a ups employee, used his access working in a package sorting facility to find his victims' addresses. >> his employment is a core piece of this investigation. it's going to be very critical in laying out how the victims and everyone was actually identified. >> reporter: it's unclear why he killed these women, or if he was targeting nurses. police say the suspect was meticulous,
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Jul 19, 2010 4:30am PDT
. >>> good morning, we have thunderstorms advancing to the northeast, new york, pennsylvania and maryland today. some of these could be severe across the southeast as well, kentucky and tennessee. otherwise things are looking clear in our neck of the woods. if you need more information for your traveling, check our website at www.abc7.com. >>> a baseball umpire is recovering from an injury he received on the field. he wasn't hit by a bail or bat. instead he was punched in the face by one of the coaches. amy hollyfield has the story that is shocking parents and players in vallejo. >> vallejo had just taking the lead in the babe ruth state league tournament and tensions were running high. >> we were winning. >> but the game came the an abrupt and unpredictable incorporated. first base umpire made a tough call and the call was against vallejo and that is when it got ugly. >> the coach for the other team argued with the umpire, didn't like what he heard and reached his arm back and got him. >> he was unconscious for about 20 minutes. they decided to end the game and give sonoma the win. >> th
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Jul 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, soccer, wins over washington in maryland. they're leading their division in the lead with the best record. so good luck to them as they try to win their first ever big championship. >> alan: that's it for abc-7. thanks for watching. good night. captioned by closed captioning services inc. )ñ)ñ@ú@ú@ú@ú t ñ
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Jul 26, 2010 4:00am PDT
. >>> that vicious storm is blamed the death of a maryland woman driving a minivan. she was caught by surprise when a powerful wind uprooted a tree and to ed her to death. >>> and a dam break estimates well into the millions of dollars and the threat from surging water is not over. the river is expected to crest today at a record high of more than 32 feet. >>> it is time now for this morning's weather from around the nation. stormy, with gusty winds and flash flooding from the carolinas down to florida. also in tennessee, arkansas and mississippi. showers and thunderstorms in louisiana and texas. 80-mile-an-hour winds, large hail and isolated tornados in north dakota and northern minnesota. >> meanwhile, 91 in fargo. 87 in minneapolis. 90 in kansas city. nearly 90 here in the big apple. 94 in atlanta. 91 in miami. 80s from seattle down to sacramento. phoenix hits 106. salt lake city 99, boise, 94. >>> ahead on this monday morning, a truly unbelievable medical mix-up. a young woman thought to have died in a car crash is identified among survivors from a family planning a funeral. >>> and a weekend f
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Jul 27, 2010 11:00pm PDT
"nightline." >> i'm terry moran. coming up next, a maryland man is charged with murdering a mother and her daughter, and police say there may be many more victims. and then we will tag along with a host of bizarre foods as he eats his way under the dark under side of the animal kingdom on [ male announcer ] whoa, the new ultimate turkey & bacon avocado. get ready for the ride of your life. wipeout in waves of tender turkey and crispy bacon. gaze upon the rad rainbow of voluminous veggies and cool, sea-green avocado all on freshly baked bread. are you up for the ultimate? ♪ then you've got to try the totally new subway ultimate turkey & bacon avocado. carve one up today. crank up the flavor at subway. >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >>> san quentin prison officials have identified the man accused of stabbing a well-known inmate to death. 31-year-old frank so you swraw is -- frank souza is serving 60 years to life for stabbing edward schaefer to death using a homemade weapon. schaefer was sentenced to life in prison for driving drunk and plowing his motorcyc
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Jul 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
:04 in the morning pacific time. it was centered in maryland but was felt as far away as pennsylvania and virginia. employees say they got hundreds of nervous calls but no reports of serious damage or injuries. >> 4:37 is our time and let's find out our conditions around here. >> heat wave inland continues today, let's talk about what is happening if you are leaving the house. 72 in antioch. 50s everywhere you see yellows south and eastward. north bay valleys, mid to upper 50s. same thing for san francisco and half moon bay. this afternoon, warmest weather is going to be inland but you wouldn't know by looking at the 24-hour temperature change. it's cooler in most places. there is a real thin layer of marine air that is pushing through, but since it's so thin. air is so much warm it's going to thin out real quickly. hundred around antioch, clearlake, cloverdale. low to mid 90s santa rosa, napa and san jose. upper 80s around palo alto and fremont. san francisco is 70. oakland is 78 but look at the coast, cloudy and about 65 in half moon bay. let's look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. take
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Jul 16, 2010 5:30pm PDT
's ctal people woke up to the rattling from the 3.6 magnitude quake centered in german t maryland. hitting a little after 5:00 a.m. this morning. the secret service said the quake the strongest in d.c. in more than 35 years, was felt at the white house. we did some digging,t's nhe adams wrote in his diary his own shock after experiencing an earthquake, which he wrote, quote, much alarmed his wife. president obama said he didn't feel the quake. in fact, shortly after, the first family left for a weekend in maine, where they visited acadia national park. their getaway comes after the president marked quite a week in washington. the oil for now is finally stopped, and on the political front, his financial reform so, why suc jake tapper breaks it down. >> reporter: some democrats have been grumbling that the public is not giving the president enough credit for all he has accomplished in such a shor >> we will rebuild. we will recover. the united states will emerge stronger than before. >> reporter: after all, democrats argue, 18 months into his presidency, mr. obama has chalked up a number of
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Jul 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
in maryland, 5 in california and 4 in new york state. scientists point to el nino and the effects of global warming as well as the jet stream further north than usual preventing cooler air from moving south. >> water, sunscreen. take breaks when we get tired. think that's how we're dealing with it. >> reporter: here in chicago, this is the fourth straight day of 90-degree temperatures. for much of the country and in particular the northeast, a break from the heat may be days away. ron. >> okay, thanks, eric horng reporting from chicago. >>> while the first family got a bit of a break from the weather. as they enjoyed their weekend in maine. where it was only 81 degrees, where they were today. the obamas toured an historic lighthouse. in acadia national park. and then got a little hiking in. but the president, meanwhile, was turning up heat on the republicans in his weekly address. >> too often, the republican leadership in the united states senate chooses to filibuster our recovery and obstruct our progress. i think these senators are wrong. we can't afford to go back to the same misguided
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 11:35pm PDT
of a fairy tale in 1995, as a mediocre college football player at the university of maryland, kevin decided that the cotton t-shirts he was wearing at practice were just too sweaty. what made you think -- who cares about a cotton t-shirt, that you sweat through? >> well, i was pretty short and slow, and so my incentive was giving me that little bit of an advantage. >> reporter: so, he made shirts with synthetic fabric that would wick away the sweat. he didn't invent the fabric. he just made the shirts. >> i'll make them up, send a few out, and i thought it was going to be easy. and the fact of the matter is, it doesn't work like that. >> reporter: he wracked up $40,000 in credit card debt in his grandmother's basement. and a ton of hard work. but i saw first hand, plank is a guy who seems to like hard work. maybe too much. >> all right, so, welcome to combine training. this is going to be -- it's going to hurt a little bit. >> reporter: great. all mill interviews hurt a little bit. this one will be worse. >> no question. not as much up here. >> reporter: he invited me to one of his corporat
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Jul 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
-related deaths have been reported this summer. the latest, a 20-year-old maryland man who went into cardiac arrest while cycling today. noaa cited last month as the hottest june ever reported worldwide and with july continuing the trend, the agency predicts this will be the hottest summer, the hottest year even. >> not just new york city, it's global and not just the atmosphere, the atmosphere and ocean, as well. >> reporter: moscow is enduring a month-long heat wave that has residents seeking relief in the fountains of red square. in the typically mild uk, an ice cream truck is supplying canines with cold treats. dog days of summer, indeed. sunday into monday will bring some relief in the northeast with temperatures remaining in the mid-90s but much less humidity. still, sharyn, this is not likely to be the last heat wave we see during this seemingly endless summer. >> all right, stephanie sy, thank you. >>> as we said, the weather in the gulf is much better than forecast. a rare bit of good news in the battle to seal the crippled well, tropical storm bonnie was a bust, and so tonight ship
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Jul 28, 2010 4:00am PDT
, chicago, memphis, dallas, houston and new orleans. >>> prosecutors in maryland have charged a former u.p.s. worker with murdering two women, found burning to death in a stolen car. >> but investigators say they've only just begun to uncover this suspect's crime spree. they believe he's a clever, cold-blooded serial killer, who targeted his victims. >> dewayne: jason scott is behind bars, accused of five murders. and authorities fear five more in three other states. he's a bright, young college graduate, pursuing a masters in computer science. >> what a shame, he did not use his education for the benefit of humanity. he used it for destructive purposes. >> dewayne: scott is charged with murdering deloris dewitt, a nurse, and her daughter, epny, in 2009. >> she was a beautiful person. had a beautiful spirit. >> dewayne: their burned bodys were found in a stolen car that was set on fire. police believed scott disarmed the security system at this home. and then shot another nurse, karen lofton, and her 16-year-old daughter. it's believed the accused, a u.p.s. employee, used his access to f
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Jul 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
was in the town of gaithersburg, which is about 15 miles north of here, in montgomery county, maryland. >> i heard you got advanced warning in your house? >> reporter: i don't know if this is common or not. but about five minutes before the thing happened, the dog, he went nuts. began whimpering and complaining. not barking. but was very, very upset about something. thought he wanted to go outside. we got to the front door and he didn't move. maybe he knew what was coming. >> maybe he did. but in my house, that could mean anything. okay. john donvan, thanks very much. >> glad to hear ere thanks a lot, john. >>> now, let's go to matt gutman, in buras, louisiana. has the latest on what's going on in the gulf. good news. promising news. robin. it's sealed and it's holding. this is the home run that bp had been hoping for. it's not game over yet. we just heard from a technical briefing at bp that they're still testing this well. but the pressure inside is increasing. that is good news. expect that cap to stay on. nearly 18 hours in. and it's holding. this colossal cork called the stacking cap, pluggin
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Jul 28, 2010 2:05am PDT
in maryland that police call a suspect in a series of mother-daughter murders. >> capturing jason thomas scott and cracking the case was quite a challenge for investigators near washington, d.c. pierre thomas reports. >> reporter: the horror began at this home on january 26th, 2009, as an intruder neutralized the alarm system and slipped in. karen lofton, a 45-year-old nurse, was fatally shot as she tried to hide in this corner. her 16-year-old daughter was repeatedly shot as she frantically dialed 911 from her bed. police were perplexed. the doors were locked. no signs of forced entry. neighbors were terrified. two months later, the bodies of dolores dewitt, 42, and her 20-year-old daughter, ebony, were found in a burning car less than a mile away from the loftons' home. another nurse and a daughter killed. >> i will tell you mr. scott presented us with a very challenging ability to identify him as a suspect. >> reporter: this man, jason thomas scott, was charged in the murders of the dewitts and the chief of police here is convinced he's responsible for more. >> here's a mother and a daughte
ABC
Jul 25, 2010 7:00am PDT
. in maryland, a 20-year-old ma biking in 100-degree heat. with temperatures digits, the u.s. is baking. >> man, it is hot in washington, the records are being shattered falling as fast as the heat is rising. the temperatures are rising, very humid. a heat index of 109 degrees. so for the tourist, water, ice cream, maybe a little bit of shade to try and stay cool. and this isn't over any time soon. >> here in raleigh, north carolina, the heat has been so oppressive we've actually gotten reports of fainting here at the farmer's market. if you think they're used to it, meteorologists say this is rare. we even had one heat index today of 117 degrees. >> reporter: why so hot? compounding the high temperatures are abnormally high levels of humidity pushing heat indices in the 100s. according to noaa we are on track to have the hottest summer in record. >> ice cold. >> leaving residents scrambling to beat the heat. >> good cold water on a nice hot day. the only problem is when you run out. >> i'll tell you the folks living in those states that have heat advisories definitely need cold water. 11 state
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Jul 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
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Jul 29, 2010 6:00pm PDT
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Jul 21, 2010 2:05am PDT
in baltimore, maryland, has one of those american fairy tale stories that is almost too much of a fairy tale. in 1995 as a mediocre college football player at the university of maryland, kevin plank decided the cotton t-shirts he was wearing at practice were too sweaty. >> what made you think -- who cares about a cotton t-shirt that you sweat through? >> i was pretty short and pretty slow. my incentive was giving me just that little edge and advantage. >> reporter: he made shirts with synthetic fabric that would wick away your sweat. he didn't invent the fabric, it was out there, he just made some tight shirts out of it and started giving it to friends in the pros to try out. >> i'll make these shirts up, send a few out. i thought it was going to be easy. the fact of the matter is it doesn't work like that. >> reporter: based out of his grandmother's basement he racked up $40,000 in credit card debt and tens of thousands of driving miles. and a ton of hard work. protecting the house is still the central theme to most of their ads. this is a new one for their women's line. >> are you going to
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Jul 28, 2010 7:00am PDT
right, george. >>> authorities in maryland, meanwhile, say they have indicted america's newest serial killer. police say 27-year-old jason thomas scott killed five women in the state over the past two years and may have killed more in other parts of the country. pierre thomas has the latest and joins us live from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: hi, robin. this morning police say they expect the investigation to expand across state lines into texas, florida and the district of columbia and what they describe as a chilling case. five women murdered in a span of only nine months in one suburban maryland county. january 2009. karen lofton, a nurse fatally shot as she tried to hide in this corner of her own home. her daughter gunned down as she frantically dialed 911 for help. the killer had disarmed their security system. the doors were locked. no signs of forced entry. two months later in march, another nurse, delores dewitt, and her daughter, ebony, savagely murdered and left in the trunk of a burning car. >> i am hurting because i have lost a friend. >> reporter: and vil
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Jul 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
half hour. where are you from originally? >> baltimore, maryland. >> and there's a bunch of birthdays. >> it's okay. >> you look flawless. >> i'm 21. >> it looks good on you, too. >> where are you guys from? >> cleveland, ohio. i'm 30 and pregnant! >> are the one that george came over to talk to. now, there's two announcements. we're doing a do-over. let's get to the boards. we've got one or two things going on. you look great for 30 and pregnant. here's what's happening. all along that cold front, a slight shift in numbers. slightly cooler, but not enough to notice it. that's all the heat in the country.@j >> okay. well, we'll have more weather from times square in the next half hour. >>> in just 24 hours, lindsey lohan begins her toughest role yet. the new trip behind bars help her turn her life around? andrea canning has a look at lohan's final hours of treatment and how stars have fared in prison? >> reporter: lindsay lohan has chosen to spend her final days in rehab here at the pickford facility in los angeles. it's owned by robert shapiro. he agreed to represent ms. low lan on t
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Jul 26, 2010 7:00am PDT
the afternoonses. he's mike roth, professor at the university of maryland. he joins us now. >> george, it's the year of the ant. they're crazy out there. we have had luxurious ant growth. they're about carbohydrate sweet stuff. normally, they're up in the trees. after that, they may have honey or a spill, the ants are coming in, once they find it, they say, hey, guess what? dinner at george's place. >> we dropped a popsicle outside and it was an army. these are the ones, sam was saying, when you crush them they really smell? >> that's how you can tell the difference between this and, let's say, pavement ants. you can crush them. don't crush too many of them, mother nature will get a little annoyed but they smell like coke know nut. it's a defensive mechanism to ward off predators. that's how i tell them apart. >> what do do you about it? >> follow that trail, find out where the sweet stuff is. get in there, clean the cupboards very well. if you have a cat dish or dog food dish put that away. i use ant bait. put some of this bait on a card. i put one of them inside where they enter my hous
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Jul 29, 2010 2:05am PDT
a 200-yard channel between maryland and virginia. it was the 85th annual pony swim at chincoteague. the event made famous by the 1947 novel "misty of chincoteague." >> 40,000 spectators showed up to watch this year. these ponies will be auctioned off. hopefully after a bath. the money goes to a volunteer fire department that cares for the herd. we'll be right back. hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money." jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me." breaking news...when you call today, we'll include a free hoveround collapsible grabber with the purchase of your power chair. it reaches, it grabs, it's collapsible and it's portable. it goes wherever you go. get it fre
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